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Renowned camp cook and storyteller Kent shares a story about a beagle and some mushrooms. Kent Rollins tells this story during the "Laughter-It's What's for Dinner" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kent Rollins was born and raised along the banks of the Red River near Hollis, Oklahoma. Growing up, and throughout his adulthood, Kent helped his father manage cow-calf operations in the area while also taking care of their own herd. At the beginning of Kent's cooking career, he spent time with his uncle, guiding and feeding hunters deep in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. He bought a chuck wagon in 1993 and began cooking for ranches and soon expanded into catering. Along with slinging hash, Kent has become pretty good at slinging bull. His ability not only to cook but to transport folks to another time through vivid stories of cow camps and the cowboy life is one of the many ways that he is a truly unique character.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s 6 Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV on Feb. 2, 2023.
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